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Jews Dominate Forbes Rich List

Forbes released its annual list of 400 richest Americans on Wednesday and Jews took 30 of the top 100 spots (thanks Gawker, for doing the demographic breakdown for us).

The price of admission onto the 29th Rich List was a staggering $1 billion, and, not surprisingly — as far as minorities go, at least — Jews took excelled. The breakdown, according to Gawker’s research, included one black woman (No. 130, Oprah Winfrey), three gay men (No. 54, David Geffen; No. 332, Barry Diller; and No. 365, Peter Thiel), four Indians, six (non-Indian) Asians, 34 women, and, of course, 30 Jews in the top 100 (see below). They must have stopped counting after the 100 mark.

Number of Jews in the Top 100: 30

No. 10 — Michael Bloomberg

No. 11 — Larry Page

No. 11 — Sergey Brin

No. 13 — Sheldon Adelson

No. 14 — George Soros

No. 15 — Michael Dell

No. 24 — Carl Icahn

No. 24 — Ron Perelman

No. 31 — Len Blavatnik

No. 32 — Steve Cohen

No. 35 — Mark Zuckerberg

No. 38 — Samuel Newhouse

No. 44 — Eli Broad

No. 49 — Donald Newhouse

No. 54 — David Geffen

No. 58 — Ira Rennert

No. 60 — Ralph Lauren

No. 60 — Sam Zell

No. 62 — Richard LeFrak & Family

No. 62 — David Tepper

No. 66 — Leonard Lauder

No. 69 — Bruce Kovner

No. 69 — Stephen Schwarzman

No. 69 — Micky Arison

No. 88 — Leonard Stern

No. 90 — Henry Kravis

No. 90 — Haim Saban

No. 98 — Daniel Och

No. 101 — Edward Lampert

No. 101 — Stephen Ross

See the full list here.

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